Presently retired, Clora Adkins served in a number of leadership positions with the Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department. In 2003, Clora Adkins accepted a position as facility supervisor and correctional captain with the all-male Training and Treatment Center. She supervised the full range of operational activities, and she helped ensure the security and safety of 200 employees in a 1,200-bed facility. Additionally, she was responsible for the well-being of inmates and developed new protocol to replace outdated standard operating procedures.
Subsequently serving in similar capacities with the only women’s detention center in the county, Ms. Adkins enabled the facility to achieve re-accreditation with outstanding marks. Her accomplishments included developing the first-ever inmate handbooks in Braille and Spanish. She also created pioneering video and audio inmate orientation materials.
In addition to her work, Ms. Adkins has engaged in a number of humanitarian activities over the years, including assisting Habitat for Humanity in building new homes for Miami families in need. Clora Adkins has also volunteered among the Massai people of Kenya through Living Water International and the Apostolic Evangelistic Association.